A Musing

The day is growing slight,
The dark is close at hand.
Will we reach for the Light,
As we walk through dimmed land?

Reed DePace


  1. roberty bob said,

    April 7, 2015 at 2:23 pm


    The Day is growing Bright!
    True Light shall flood the Land.
    Our Lord has won the Fight!
    We’re marching in His Band!

  2. Reed Here said,

    April 7, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Do you think these contradict one another?

  3. Cris Dickason said,

    April 7, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Will we reach out to one another,
    Brothers and sisters walking hand in hand?

  4. roberty bob said,

    April 7, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    to #2 . . . it depends on where one is — the vantage point.

  5. Reed Here said,

    April 8, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    No.3, was Jesus thinking of both as he drew near to Jerusalem? Mt 23:37-39, Lk 13:34-35.

    I agree with the triumphal tone of your response in no. 1. I can’t quite agree with your assessment of my post. Don’t think Jesus finds it amusing when His Church wanders from Him.

  6. roberty bob said,

    April 8, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    The original musing was posted practically the day after most of the church celebrates Christ’s resurrection big time — so-called Easter!

    So, I found myself musing about how a pastor who might’ve been singing The Day is Growing Bright on Sunday could so suddenly be walking in the gloomy evening shadows.

    Now, I learn that the original musing is about the church wandering from Christ. I took the musing to mean that the powers of darkness and of anti-Christ had gained the upper hand, so the faithful church should reach out and up for divine illumination.

    Should the church walk away from the Light, Christ would not be amused.

    Anyway, now that you’ve interpreted the meaning of your musing, I would agree that Jesus probably mused like you and also like me as he entered Jerusalem.

  7. Reed Here said,

    April 9, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Yeah, my question to you was based on this premise: I don’t think there is any dichotomy between the joy of Easter and the gloom of Good Friday. They co-inhere.


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